Okra is a classic southern vegetable, often served stewed with tomatoes, simmered in a gumbo or simply fried. If you don't like okra, it's probably because you haven't had it cooked correctly. Okra's slime, or what botanists call mucilage, can turn any vegetable lover into an okra hater. But if you've given up on this vegetable, you may want to give it another try. It's low in calories and a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, folate and magnesium. Torpedo-shaped red okra are two to five inches long. Offering a unique flavor and texture, the fresh taste is somewhere between eggplant and asparagus. When cooked, however, the red color disappears and the pods turn green. Raw red okra adds a colorful touch. Okra is especially popular in Egypt, Morocco, India, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East and in the southern United States. Okra has made a recent transition from being an "ethnic food" to becoming a chic vegetable. This has resulted from the American restaurant boom and an increased interest in regional foods - See more at: Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Perkins Long Pod is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Perkins Long Pod requires a soil ph of 6.0 - 6.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil. Sowing Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow Days to Maturity: 60 days Height: 6-10 feet Thank you for your purchase with Brandywine Gardening is truly appreciated. 2 Corinthians 9:10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
Okra is a classic southern vegetable, often served stewed with tomatoes, simmered in a gumbo or simply fried.
It's low in calories and a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, folate and magnesium.
Better than anything found in grocery stores and super markets.
It is a great choice for canning
Easy to Grow